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Old 02-15-2007, 09:28 AM
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Here's the article I wrote about it:
"Safety concerns may close popular cemetery route"
http://bikeportland.org/2006/04/26/s...emetery-route/

my recollection was that the cemetery management is very understanding and cool with bikes....BUT they simply demand respect for their private property. Not sure where exactly it ended up but I know my coverage of the issue helped bring a lot of people to the table. Including lawyer Ray Thomas, cemetery manager David Noble, and the BTA.

Here's a bit from an email from David Noble that might be helpful:

"The only acceptable solution in River View's opinion, is that bicyclists
understand that this is private property and that it is a privilege, not
a "right", to ride here; that they must obey the speed limit; that under
no circumstances should they ride their bicycles across the grass and/or
grave markers; and that they understand that cemetery visitors are
frequently grief-stricken and unaware of how they are driving, which
means that everyone else (bicyclists, other autos, cemetery maintenance
vehicles, etc.) are always the one responsible to avoid a collision.
Any cyclist that finds these restrictions too burdensome can simply
bypass River View and utilize Taylor's Ferry Road to navigate between
Terwilliger Blvd. and Macadam Avenue."

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